23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;(A)
    he enlarges nations,(B) and disperses them.(C)

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Nations will take them
    and bring(A) them to their own place.
And Israel will take possession of the nations(B)
    and make them male and female servants in the Lord’s land.
They will make captives(C) of their captors
    and rule over their oppressors.(D)

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“Lift up your eyes and look about you:
    All assemble(A) and come to you;
your sons come from afar,(B)
    and your daughters(C) are carried on the hip.(D)
Then you will look and be radiant,(E)
    your heart will throb and swell with joy;(F)
the wealth(G) on the seas will be brought to you,
    to you the riches of the nations will come.
Herds of camels(H) will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian(I) and Ephah.(J)
And all from Sheba(K) will come,
    bearing gold and incense(L)
    and proclaiming the praise(M) of the Lord.
All Kedar’s(N) flocks will be gathered to you,
    the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;
they will be accepted as offerings(O) on my altar,(P)
    and I will adorn my glorious temple.(Q)

“Who are these(R) that fly along like clouds,(S)
    like doves to their nests?
Surely the islands(T) look to me;
    in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,[a](U)
bringing(V) your children from afar,
    with their silver and gold,(W)
to the honor(X) of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One(Y) of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.(Z)

10 “Foreigners(AA) will rebuild your walls,
    and their kings(AB) will serve you.
Though in anger I struck you,
    in favor(AC) I will show you compassion.(AD)
11 Your gates(AE) will always stand open,
    they will never be shut, day or night,
so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations(AF)
    their kings(AG) led in triumphal procession.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:9 Or the trading ships
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